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Rummage Sale

posted Jun 29, 2021, 3:21 PM by Deanna Skare

The tentative date for our outdoor rummage sale is Thursday July 29th, in the evening. It will be held in the back parking lot and we will take the day to set up. There will be a rain date if needed.

If you can offer any assistance with set-up, or be there during the sale, we need all hands on deck. There is a garage FULL of treasures we need to move. More details to follow.

Coffee Hours

posted Jun 1, 2021, 2:21 PM by Bowmansville UMC

We have resumed coffee hours in the Upper Parish Hall!  Please join us after service for the next one on June 6.
 
    

Pentecost - May 30

posted Apr 30, 2021, 7:44 PM by Deanna Skare

A red potted plant or flower is requested to fill our altar with RED for Pentecost Sunday. Please bring them to the church before or on May 30th.

Easter Services

posted Mar 7, 2021, 1:01 PM by Deanna Skare

Good Friday service will be on April 2 at 3:00 p.m.  Sunrise service on Easter at 8:00 a.m. followed by a regular service at 9:15 a.m.  There will be no Easter brunch this year.  We are not taking flower orders to decorate the church for Easter, however, you are encouraged to bring in your own flowers.

Communion Offerings

posted Mar 2, 2021, 2:20 PM by Deanna Skare


The March and April communion offering will be collected for Compass House.

Their mission is to provide runaway, homeless and street youth with safe shelter and services, through a voluntary and mutually agreed-upon process, in an environment that supports dignity, respect and self-reliance. In a context where young people live in unsafe homes, on the edge of homelessness and with few options, we consider our mission a vital one.

The Compass House Emergency Shelter meets the basic needs of runaway and homeless youth through immediate access to crisis counseling, meals, and a temporary place to stay. Their Resource Center is a place where older children, up to age 24, who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless, can stop-in for guidance in a supportive environment.  They  also have a 24-hour crisis helpline (716) 886-0935.

More information about their services can be found on their website www.compasshouse.org 

Christmas Eve Service

posted Nov 28, 2020, 1:38 PM by Bowmansville UMC

Plans are to hold service at 5pm on Thursday December 24th. As the date gets closer we will do our best to notify everyone if that changes based on Covid restrictions.

According to the guidelines our governor has put out, right now we are in an Orange Zone. That means as a church we “are subject to a capacity limit of the lesser of 33% of maximum occupancy or 25 people, whichever is fewer.” If we get moved to a Red Zone, we “are subject to a capacity limit of 25% of maximum occupancy or 10 people, whichever is fewer.” When we get back to a Yellow Zone we will again follow the “capacity limit of 50% of maximum occupancy and adhere to DOH guidance.

Beautification

posted Nov 28, 2020, 1:34 PM by Bowmansville UMC

Beautification of the sanctuary has been moved to Sunday November 29th following the church service.  If you would like to join us, please be mindful of the Covid guidelines and wear your mask and maintain a 6ft distance from others.

Since the Covid guidelines / restrictions for the holiday season are unknown and constantly changing, there are plans to add some lights and Christmas joy outside the church this year. Just in case we can’t be IN church, we will still be able to share the light of Christ with the community. 

Pledge Sunday & Harvest Sunday

posted Oct 27, 2020, 10:06 AM by Bowmansville UMC

Use prayer to guide your decision to commit to support God's mission.  Your support will help meet the needs of our church budget for 2021 and close the remaining 2020 deficit.  Please mail your Pledge form and Harvest Offering on the designated dates or drop them in the collection plate.  Pledge Sunday - November 15.  Harvest Sunday - November 22.

Sunday Morning Services: 9:15 a.m.

posted Sep 30, 2020, 3:16 PM by Deanna Skare

With cooler weather, services will be back in our sanctuary. Anytime we are IN the church, please keep these things in mind: 
* you must wear a mask (there are some available in the back of the sanctuary, if you come without one.)
* 6ft of social distance is required *you must keep your mask on AND maintain 12ft of social distancing if you sing 
* enter the sanctuary through the main doors 
* the upper hall is temporarily off limits 
* bring your own hymnal or Bible if you need one.

Remembering Milly

posted Sep 3, 2020, 1:32 PM by Deanna Skare

We invite you to join us on Sunday, September 20 when we will include a time during the church service to remember Milly Whittaker.  Bring a story to share as we celebrate her life.  Light refreshments will be served following the service.

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